Inspiration comes from many places…

For chapter 20, I was desperately looking for some sort of competition Jane’s four suitors could get themselves involved in to impress Jane.  I had nothing!  Then one day when I was driving home from Williamsburg (Colonial WIlliamsburg) I happened to pass a field of, as Delphie would call them, baby lambs… only, just like in my story they were hardly “babies” anymore.  It hit me then and there:  Lamb lifting.

I took photos to refer to.

Check out the “mean” lamb.

I have made more promises about chapter 20 in the last few days than I care to remember

If only my phone would stop ringing…

If people would stop asking me to take them to the airport…

If I hadn’t gotten that nail in my tire…

If my computer hadn’t freaked and erased all my iTunes…

If my printer would work…

…then I could find five minutes to post!

It’s now 11:30 pm Saturday night.  I just have to read through it one more time.  If the chapter is not up by 1am, you are all free to abuse me verbally in the Tea Room.

And it only took, like, 4 hours…

I don’t know what happened to my computer earlier this evening, but it did not want to print, convert any files, or recognize my new (old) printer.

Pumza at DWG (Hi, Pumza!) wanted to re-read The Brother’s Fitzwillam and I was happy to oblige since I have had it removed from Austen.com.  It is now posted on my website in PDF form.

I’ve have asked that several other stories be removed due to lack of activity on my part (have no fear FTLOJ fans, it has not been abandoned)

I am trying to make my website more accessible to readers with certain disabilities… hence 508 compliance.  That way, people can use their Adobe Acrobat software to have the stories read out loud to them.  I think people with hand-held reading devices can use PDFs as well.